German Rail Strike to Affect Berlin Anniversary Celebrations

November 07, 2014 01:39 AM
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Germany's capital is gearing up for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, but some people may not be able to make it to the celebrations because of a four-day strike by train drivers. The work stoppage affects not only long-distance and regional rail services, but also the local networks. Zlatica Hoke reports the strike, organized by the train drivers union, follows a series of shorter strikes, including a two-day walkout last month